October 1 – 5, 2023
In this retreat you will explore the somatic experience of Equine Gestalt which offers transformational healing and awareness in addition to deepening your connection to nature, horses and community.
Gestalt brings us into the present moment to explore how we show up in the world. Horses are the intuitive guides that help us to gain the awareness and clarity needed to free ourselves from the feeling of being stuck, stressed out or unable to reach our true potential. This experience allows us to step into the life we were meant to live.
Herbal Wisdom is the exploration of nature based rituals that offer us a renewed approach to connecting with our bodies while awakening an ancient wisdom that lives inside all of us. The creation and use of herbal teas, smudge bundles, balms and elixirs resets the nervous system and enlivens the senses. These earthbound rituals help us to live life in honor of the season and tap into our deepest memories of self care.
Joining together Equine Gestalt and Herbal Wisdom is a beautiful way to honor our mind, body & spirit. Time spent with horses encourages us to become more connected to our bodies, the world around us and to nature itself. By fostering these relationships we learn to live in sync with the rhythm of nature and to trust our wild instincts, intuition and resourcefulness.
About Kelly Dukarski
Founder: A Wild Omen
As an Equine Gestaltist, Kelly believes that the horse-human connection is a vital way of living, as well as healing. She is a lifelong horsewoman, practicing herbalist and dedicated horticulturist, with a deep understanding of how nature is a reflection of our innermost yearning to connect.
Steeped in knowledge gained from over a decade of practicing natural horsemanship, Kelly combines her connection with horses together with the healing power of Equine Gestalt and the restorative beauty of nature to deepen your connection to all things Wild and Wise. Through this connection you are able to gain clarity around your values, heal from past wounds and re-discover the beauty of who you are.
She is dedicated to helping women blossom into their most authentic selves and embrace the wild beauty of life.
The retreat includes
Morning meditation practice
Chef-inspired farm-to-table meals
Daily horseback riding at Zapata Ranch, the Medano, and the Great Sand Dunes National Park
Equine gestalt coaching circle with horses in the Zapata round pen
Reflective and grounding work with the horses
Exploration of energy and re-balancing the nervous system
Restorative herbal & self care practices
Earthbound rituals to deepen your connection to nature
Dinner under the cottonwoods
Evening bonfire under the stars
$3895 per person includes taxes and all lodging, meals, and activities. Gratuities not included.